Saint Marys College of California (SMC)

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Saint Marys College of California can be found in Moraga, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 4,100 students are enrolled at Saint Marys College of California.

The majority of students admitted to Saint Marys College of California earned an SAT score within the range of 1060 to 1240, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 22 to 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SMC average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.52. Roughly 80 percent of all applicant were admitted at SMC, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 11 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SMC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Marys College of California was reported as 81.0% in Fall 2020 with over 6,070 college applications submitted to SMC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SMC ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • SMC Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Marys College of California?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Saint Marys College of California is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saint Marys College of California has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 80.4%
  • 2017-2018: 81.6%
  • 2018-2019: 77.2%
  • 2019-2020: 81.0%
  • Projected SMC Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 74.3%

How Does SMC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saint Marys College of California is forty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Holy Names University63.3%
Mills College75.9%
California College of the Arts85.0%
San Francisco Art Institute90.3%
California Maritime Academy76.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SMC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 630
Math520 - 610
Total Score1060 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 31
Math19 - 26
Composite Score22 - 28
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